2020 WSOP Circuit – February Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 5 $600 Six-Handed NLH (Re-Entry) Entries: 352 Prize Pool: $181,280 February 10-11, 2020
WSOP Circuit Event 5 continued the trend of huge turnouts for the series when 352 entries showed up for the $400 Six-Handed NLH tournament. The short-handed game played down to a talented final table and South Florid’s Arkadiy Tsinis conquered it to walk away with his fifth WSOP Circuit ring.
Our players combined to create a prize pool worth $181,820 and they made the money late on Day 2 with 53 getting paid.
Of those 352 entries, only 25 advanced to Day 2 and Tsinis was sixth coming back and he rode his stack to the final table. He stack was on a rollercoaster once they were down to seven players but he caught aces late to eliminate Michael Rossitto in fourth place.
Tsinis began heads up play by doubling up against chip leader Scott Dobbs on the first hand and he never looked back. He rivered a wheel on the last hand to take the title along with $39,527.
This is the fifth WSOP Circuit ring for Tsinis but he only owns his first. The rest he gifted to friends and family and he plans to do that with this one as well. Also, Tsinis isn’t resting on his laurels and immediately went the registration desk to register for the ongoing $1,125 Pot Limit Omaha game.
Congratulations to Arkadiy and thanks again to everyone for the great showing.
Final table results:
1st: Arkadiy Tsinis – $39,527 + WSOP Circuit ring 2nd: Scott Dobbs – $24,429 3rd: Ruben Javier Vallejo – $16,710 4th: Michael Rossitto – $11,672 5th: Stephan Nussrallah – $8,330 6th: Michael Tait – $6,076 7th: John Gorsuch – $4,533
$600 Six-Handed NLH (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante Players Remaining: 2 of 352
On the first hands of heads up and the last hand before the break, they saw a flop of . Dobbs bet 125,000 and Tsinis called on the button. The turn came , Dobbs checked, Tsinis bet 325,000 and Dobbs called.
The river was , Dobbs checked again, Tsinis bet 650,000 and Dobbs announced all in. Tsinis called at risk for 1,895,000 and showed for two pair kings and treys to beat the two pair sevens and fives of Dobbs with .
After the hand and the chips were shuffled over, they took a ten-minute break.
$600 Six-Handed NLH (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante Players Remaining: 3 of 352
Michael Rossitto and Arkadiy Tsinis were heads up to a flop. Rossitto bet from the small blind and Tsinis moved all in for 785,000 from the big. Rossitto thought for a minute and called.
Tsinis had the well-disguised rockets in the big blind and they held after the turn and river for his double up. Rossitto was down to two big blinds and eliminated two hands later after making his second final table of the series.
Arkadiy Tsinis – 1,975,000 (40 bb) Michael Rissotto – Eliminated in 4th Place ($11,672)
$600 Six-Handed NLH (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante Players Remaining: 4 of 352
Stephan Nussrallah open-shoved all in for 340,000 from under the gun and Arkadiy Tsinis called from the cutoff. It folded to Michael Rossitto in the big blind and he moved all in for 1,345,000. Tsinis thought for a moment and folded.
Nussrallah had two live suited cards, missed the flop but picked up a club draw. He blanked the turn and the river sent him out in fifth place.
Michael Rossitto – 2,105,000 (42 bb) Arkadiy Tsinis – 1,260,000 (25 bb) Stephan Nussrallah – Eliminated in 5th Place ($8,330)